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3 Tips to help master the almighty Pencil Grip

When your child first hits the school system they are immediately confronted with one of the first educational milestones, developing a Pencil Grip. Many, if not all, have given this a fair crack prior to schooling, however for those of us with children uninterested in pen and paper activities this stage may not be as straightforward as first thought. 451 more words

Core Strength

Fine-Motor Latch Board

If ever you want to feel super handy and proud of yourself for using a power tool, make your kiddos a “Fine-Motor Latch Board”. I’ve seen these all over Pintrest forever and after seeing both of my boys struggle to do things like use zippers, hold crayons, open containers, complete puzzles, and pick up small objects (all fine-motor skills) I decided it was time to visit the hardware store. 399 more words

Homeschool

Jack O' Lantern Weaving Mats

Weave beautiful bright patterned strips through lovely weaving mat pumpkins, pre-cut for a ready-to-use fine motor activity! 263 more words

Crafts

Yoga; Sensory Box; Stars; Face Race; Heart Puncher

Each day we begin with our daily calendar, weather, Pledge of Allegiance, music, story and Yoga Pretzels.  Paige gets to pick the Yoga Pretzel card for the day and throughout the day we take breaks and do the yoga pose on the card.   136 more words

Storytime Share - Fine Motor 1

Standard: Fine Motor

Specific skill focused on: Hand and Finger Skills

Song: “Shake My Sillies Out” (Raffi, Singable Songs for the Very Young)

Book: Hands by Lois Ehlert… 120 more words

Storytime Shares

Tying a shoe lace!

At the beginning of every year, I seem to get the children settled on the carpet when I hear the crackling sound of Velcro….. Ah somebody is playing with their shoes, this quickly turns into an orchestra of children experimenting with their shoes, seeing who can make the loudest sound! 151 more words

Finger Gym

The Teeny Weeny Tadpole (Sheridan Cain & Jack Tickle)

I have been wanting to try water beads for quite a while now, but was too concerned about Bean putting them in her mouth. I have seen that other people use tapioca pearls as an edible alternative, but they are still a choking hazard. 569 more words